Bob Long

Councillor Bob LongRe-elected to office in 2014, Councillor Bob Long is currently serving his sixth consecutive term as Councillor.

Born on Robbie Burns Day in England in 1957, Bob moved to the Fraser Valley in 1968.

Current Community Service
Bob serves the community as:

  • Director, Metro Vancouver Board of Directors
  • Director, Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Committee
  • Director, Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Committee
  • Director, Metro Vancouver Housing Committee
  • Director, Federation of Canadian Municipalities
  • Co-Chair, Heritage Advisory Committee
  • Co-Chair, Seniors Advisory Committee
  • Member, 2016 Fraser Valley Regional Board

Past Community Service
Bob served as the following:

  • Chair of the Standing Committee on Public Transportation  
  • Chair, Mayor’s Standing Committee, Aldergrove Recreation Community Centre 
  • Co-Chair, FCM/CSC/PBC/PS Joint committee on Community Corrections
  • Co-Chair, FCM Standing Committee on Community Safety and Crime Prevention 
  • Director, GVRD Housing and MVHC Board 
  • Director, Union of British Columbia Municipalities
  • Member, Board of Variance
  • Member, Railway Proximity Taskforce
  • Member, Aldergrove Planning Committee
  • President, Langley Chamber of Commerce
  • President, Lower Mainland Local Government Association
  • BC Board member and Chair, BC Caucus of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Professional Career
Ten years after moving to Canada, at 21 years of age, Bob founded a community weekly newspaper in Maple Ridge, BC. As publisher and production manager, he learned every aspect of the newspaper industry, and received a top award for his news photography from the BC & Yukon newspaper association. In 1986, Bob joined Trinity Western University as manager of the university press, and in 1990, he started a commercial printing company in Langley called University Printers Ltd.

Currently, Bob runs a successful restaurant, Bob’s Steakhouse, in Aldergrove with his wife Karen. He also operates Mainstage Productions, a stage, light, and sound production company. He has worked in various theatres throughout North America, and has engineered live concerts for many gospel music performers over the years, including a tour of the USA with Dove and Grammy award winner, Steven Curtis Chapman.

Email
blong@tol.ca

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